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1 A Leadership Tool Kit

2 Learning Objective Goal –To strengthen leadership capability and organizational culture by providing an integrated leadership framework (language and linked set of tools) Outcome –To improve overall organizational effectiveness

3 Leader and Leadership Leader: One who has followers Leadership has five (5) essential characteristics* –challenging the process (change) –inspiring a shared vision (vision) –enabling others to act (empowerment)…3 P’s –modeling the way (role model) –encouraging the heart (recognition/reward)…3 M’s and GMP – (Note: Technical competence is a given) * Leadership Challenge, Kouzes & Posner; Choosing to Lead, Clark & Clark

4 Ten Commitments of Leadership 1. Search out challenging opportunities to change, grow, innovate and improve (Challenge the process = Change) 2. Experiment, take risks, and learn from the accompanying mistakes (Challenge the process = Change) 3.Envision an uplifting and ennobling future (Inspire a shared vision = Vision) 4. Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to their values, interests, hopes and dreams (Inspire a shared vision = Vision) 5. Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust (Enable others to act = Empowerment) The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes & Posner

5 Ten Commitments of Leadership (cont.) 6.Strengthen people by giving power away, providing choice, developing competence, assigning critical tasks, and offering visible support (Enable others to act - Empowerment) 7. Set the example by behaving in ways that are consistent with shared values (Modeling the way - Role Model) 8. Achieve small wins that promote consistent progress and build commitment (Modeling the way - Role Model) 9. Recognize individual contributions to the success of every project (Encouraging the heart - Recognition/Reward) 10. Celebrate team accomplishments regularly (Encouraging the heart - Recognition/Reward) The Leadership Challenge, Kouzes & Posner

6 Credibility 1. Discovering your self - Three essential aspects of your self; Values, Competencies, Confidence. 2. Appreciating constituents and their diversity - Understand and appreciating employees, vendors, customers unique needs and values. Trust... effective communications and consistency. 3. Affirming shared values - Build a strong sense of community and consensus around shared values. 4. Developing capacity - Continuous learning and improvement results in increased self-confidence and personal responsibility. 5. Serving a purpose - Leaders serve a purpose for the people who have made it possible for them to lead. 6. Sustaining hope- Foster optimistic attitudes that lead to more challenging goals and achievements. Six Principles Credibility, Kouzes and Posner

7 GE Leaders Are passionately focused on driving customer success Insist on excellence Act in a boundaryless fashion…always search for and apply the best regardless of the source Create a clear, simple, customer-centered vision Create an environment of “stretch”, excitement, informality and trust…reward improvements…celebrate results Demonstrate…with infectious enthusiasm for the customer the 4E’s –personal ENERGY to welcome and deal with the speed of change –the ability to create an atmosphere that ENERGIZES others –the EDGE to make difficult decisions –and the ability to consistently EXECUTE KEY TO SUCCESS: Learning…steal shamelessly…the Trotter rule GE Leaders: Always with unyielding integrity (edited excerpts) * Jack Welch (11/00) and the GE website

8 Success Model* The model identifies three (3) critical areas of concentration Visible leadership demonstrates what’s important by words & actions An accountability system that effectively measures & rewards performance A resulting culture whose norms support & reinforce the business’ values & objectives. CultureAccountability Visible Leadership *Honeywell benchmarking

9 Decision Making Model* Free Discussion Clear Decision Full Support *High Output Management, Grove 6

10 Decision Making/Success Model Free DiscussionClear DecisionFull Support Full support drives Visible Leadership Accountability Culture

11 Emotional Intelligence (EI) “The capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships” “A different way of being smart” *Working with Emotional IntelligenceDaniel Goleman

12 Emotional Intelligence (EI) “A learned capability based on emotional intelligence that results in outstanding performance at work” *Working with Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman “Know Thyself” Socrates Emotional Competence

13 Emotional Intelligence (EI) Five Essential Competencies to Raise EI Self-Awareness - Knowing one’s internal states, preference, resources and intuition Self-Regulation - Managing one’s internal states, impulses and resources Self-Motivation - Emotional tendencies that guide or facilitate reaching goals Empathy - Awareness of others’ feelings, needs and concerns Effective Relationships - Adeptness at inducing desirable responses in others Working with Emotional Intelligence, Coleman

14 Change "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Ghandi Topic

15 Change Leadership Challenge the status quo Model the change Effectively communicate change Involve others in the change Remove barriers; help others to break from the past Create a supportive environment Change

16 “Motivation and inspiration energize people, not by pushing them in the right direction as control mechanisms but by satisfying basic human needs for achievement, a sense of belonging, a feeling of control over one’s life and the ability to live up to one’s ideals.” John Kotter, Harvard Business School Motivation Change

17 Value Discipline Customer Intimacy (close to customer; customer delight) Product Leadership/Innovation (leading edge products; technology) Operational Excellence (low cost; high productivity) Must be best-in-class in one; satisfactory in the others *The Discipline of Market Leaders, Treacy Costco &_______? Sony &________? Nordstrom &____? Customer

18 “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” Larry Bossidy Former Exec. VP G.E. Former Chairman/CEO Allied Signal Chairman Honeywell International People

19 Leadership “No man is a leader until his appointment is ratified in the minds and hearts of his men.” The Infantry Journal, 1954 “ Lead, follow, or get out of the way!” Lee Iaccoca “You’ve got to have integrity to be an effective leader. That’s what it all stems from.” Don Shula “Example is leadership.” Albert Schweitzer “Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin “The only way to change people’s minds is with consistency.” J.Welch Quotes

20 The Rogue Warrior Leadership Code I will test my theories on myself first. I will be my own guinea pig. I will be totally committed to what I believe, and I will risk all that I have for these beliefs I will back my subordinates all the way when they take reasonable risks to help me achieve my goals I will not punish my people for making mistakes. I will only punish them for not learning from their mistakes I will not be afraid to take action, because I know that almost any action is better than inaction. And I know sometimes not acting is the boldest action of all. I will always make it crystal clear where I stand and what I believe. I will always be easy to find: I will be at the center of battle. Leadership Secrets from the Rogue Warrior, Richard Marcinko

21 A Leadership Tool Kit References In Search of Excellence, Peters Leadership Challenge, Kouzes and Posner Choosing to Lead, Clark and Clark (esp. p ) The Greatest Management Principle in the World-GMP, LeBoeuf A Great Place to Work, Levering 100 Best Companies to Work for in America, Levering and Moskowitz Managing Strategic Change, Tichy High Output Management, Grove The Discipline of Market Leaders, Treacy Human Resources Champions, Ulrich Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior, Marcinko Native American Wisdom, Nerburn and Mengelkoch Working With Emotional Intelligence, Goleman Credibility, Kouzes and Posner


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